Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Amy and Stephen’s Painted Bottle Wedding Invitations. After a long, good day of making pretty I sit here in my hotel room reliving the last 12 hours.  So many laughs, hugs, surprises and it is still days before Amy and Stephen‘s wedding.   With flowers arriving, hair appointments looming and speeches to write I needed to stop for a moment, breathe for a moment and attempt to freeze time, if just for a moment.  If this day flew by so quickly how can I help Amy soak it all in and enjoy all the wonderful large and small moments to come? […]

So here we are 4 days before My Best Friend’s Wedding and what does she do… decide to rent parasols?!?!  Now normally a last minute decision like this would send this Matron of Honor into a tailspin but then she forwarded the Bella Umbrella website.  So needless to say we fell in love and there are 5 lovelies heading to MD for this Saturday.  Of course I just had to interview the ladies over at Bella.  Read on for more on the curious story of how all these parasols came to be! Amber French Photography How did Bella Umbrella begin? […]

The studio is bustling with ideas and projects this time of year.  We love the variety of mid-summer, everything from blooms and feathers to venue sketches and snowflakes are on the painting table!  I pulled a few favorites from the last week to share.  First up is Alyssa’s cheerful and elegant day-of accessories.  Custom wedding programs, wedding seating cards and handmade wedding table number cards all coordinated in shades of pink, gold and blush! Samantha’s lush and whimsical blooms are perfectly balanced in shades of blue, lavender and periwinkle.  We adore the combination of poppies and hydrangeas with Envelopments iconic […]

Our fingers are tired and hearts full.  The last 5 days in the studio have been a warm and friendly whirlwind of chatting with new Brides, creating darling samples and of course prepping for Amy’s wedding next Saturday.  Watercolor paper scraps are everywhere and paint drips on the floor are a mark of good work happening. This is the life. Just a small peek into the few details we’re working on today: First up are playing card Boutonnières crafted of hand cut petals and tiny dice centers! Next, these massive paper blooms kept the girls busy for 3 days straight!  […]

We were beyond thrilled to have the editors of Brides.com choose Brittany’s cheeky cherry Handmade Wedding Invitations as one of their favorites of the summer! Sweet and small cherry watercolor sketches adorned the table number.  Our favorite detail; the free-hand painted number in creamy white acrylic with white dots in between each pair of cherries!  Brittany’s wedding took place at Bower’s Harbor Inn in Michigan, which is surrounded by you guessed it… cherry orchards! Head on over to Brides.com and let us know what you think!